Our host for today's podcast is New Manifest Ensemble Member, Faith Anderson. This month New Manifest is presenting our Manifest Minifest annual short play festival September 24-26! This years festival is highlighting 4 playwrights and 4 artist workshops. Today on the podcast we are talking with one of our Minifest playwrights, Cris Eli Blak the writer of Boy.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
017- Mindset, playwriting and working internationally with Cris Eli Blak
The Actor's Vow
Multi-hyphenate artist Cris Eli Blak talks about being yourself, the business side of being an artist, playwriting, working internationally and the idea of success (among many other things). www.theactorsvow.com
In this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk to Cris Eli Blak about persistence, optimism, and his play "The Hollywood Story."CAST LIST: Nic Ruano as Andrew // Bella Arnold as Sarah // Ben Susskind as Hudson.
After our conversation on the previous episode, Cris answers the Final Five. He shares why he'd love to teach and his dream to be in CATS as well as what he learned from Tyler Perry. Do you have other ideas for Final Five questions? Let me know at contact.winmipodcast.com. ---------- The time and expense needed to bring these guests and conversations to you each week is sometimes challenging but always rewarding. Please consider buying me a coffee to support this work that goes into each episode. For further insights on the topics covered in this episode: twitter.com/winmipodcast/ Quotes and unreleased audio clips: instagram.com/winmipodcast/
Cris Eli Blak - African-American Actor, Playwright, Producer, and Poet Shares His Story
Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
In this longer episode than normal, I am honored and grateful to have this enormously gifted artist on the show. Cris Eli Blak may only be a senior in college, but he has wisdom far beyond his years to share with all of us. From thoughts on the current racial tensions gripping this country to how theater can be a voice in the midst of it, Cris shares from the heart and from his art. He opens up about his own challenges and struggles as a writer, how growing up without a father affected him, and the type of writing and storytelling he wants to give the world. This is a touching and moving episode that will leave you with a better understanding of where we are and a brighter hope for where we can ultimately go. Topics covered in this episode: - Do The Right Thing 30 Years Later - Spike Lee on HuffPost Live - The Brother's Survivor short film - The World Changes Through Art - Our Duty to Confront Racism in Theater Industry - "Like Father, Like Son" on the Logue Lounge - All-White Production Of HAIRSPRAY In Texas Raises Eyebrows - Should There Be All-White Productions of HAIRSPRAY? Follow Cris: Instagram / YouTube / Medium Follow WINMI: Instagram / Twitter / Website / Medium ————— WINMI is a Top 20 Podcast thanks to you! https://blog.feedspot.com/theatre_podcasts/ Reach out with any questions or comments: contact.winmipodcast.com The time and expense needed to bring these guests and conversations to you each week is sometimes challenging but always rewarding. Please consider buying me a coffee to support this work that goes into each episode.
Cris Eli Blak is a writer and performer. He wrote the short film The Brother's Survivor, which was an award winner at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. He was commissioned by the Louisville Arts Network and Lift Up Lou to write his performance piece HOPE: Living as a Black Man in America, is a two-time poetry slam champion and has had his work produced, published and/or performed by Illuminate Theatre, Roaming Theatre Collaborative, Invisible Disco Productions, Earworm Audio Theatre Podcast, and Next Generation Stage Directors, among others. He is based in the United States. Find more of Cris on Instagram: @criseliblak A statement from Cris: "This piece was written in 2018 to simply remind me to be grateful for what I had, not upset at the things I didn't. Now, though, the piece has taken on a whole new meaning. It means that life is a gift, a rare one, and everyday we wake up above ground is one where we have the potential to change lives, use our voice and spread as much knowledge, love and creativity as possible. I just want to thank my family, friends and loved ones for keeping me humble while also keeping me confident. They are the reason I write, they are the reason I speak, they are the reason I work." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time’s mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let’s create together. Created by CurtCo Media Concept by Jenny Curtis Theme music by Chris Porter Follow Us: Facebook | Instagram | TwitterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.